Friday, December 4, 2020

the one with the thanksgiving that wasn’t

Thanksgiving 2020. The first Thanksgiving I’ve spent without my extended family by my side. I have new appreciation for people who move away from loved ones and have to navigate the holidays far away.
I was scheduled to have surgery on December 2nd-so we did the responsible thing and tried to isolate as much as possible to protect me from the Covid virus. Which meant not seeing the people we loved most.
Unfortunately, it was all for naught, as I tested positive the Monday before my surgery (fortunately only losing my sense of smell).
This has been the strangest and most difficult year we’ve experienced-so of course, Thanksgiving wouldn’t be normal.
I still tried to spend time reflecting on the things I am grateful for-my family, my faith, and my friends. ❤️

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

the one where they are grown-ups

I started this blog in 2008. Bryce and Jarron were 7 years old then. It seems like just yesterday that I was writing about their adventures at East but here we are. They are adults now. Freshmen in college. Bryce is at Xavier University.

And Jarron is at the University of Cincinnati.

And now we begin a whole new adventure. As parents of adults. There's not very many parenting blogs for moms in this stage of life. The point where you're sharing stories of those rare moments of time you get when your whole family is in one place at one time. You see, that's the thing I was most unprepared for-how much I'd miss the people living in my house. They are just so busy with school, activities, work...that I try to soak up the rare moments I have with my four lakes boys all in one spot.

On the bright side, I successfully parented half of my children to adult-hood, so I'll take that win.